Jennifer Erklauer, MD


  • Texas Medical Center


Critical Care

Phone: 832-826-6230

Contact Information

6551 Main Street
MC E1420
Houston, TX 77030
United States
Texas US

Medical Director of Neurocritical Care – Section of Pediatric Neurology

Texas Children's Hospital

Medical Director of the Neurointensive Care Unit – Section of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Sections of Neurology and Critical Care Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine


School Education Degree Year
Baylor College of Medicine fellowship Pediatric Critical Care 2017
Baylor College of Medicine fellowship Neurocritical Care 2012
Baylor College of Medicine residency Child Neurology 2010
Baylor College of Medicine residency Pediatrics 2007
University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry medical school Doctor of Medicine 2005


My goal is to provide the highest quality compassionate care to all children in the intensive care unit.  I want to listen to patients and their families and work together with them toward shared goals.  With my training background in pediatric neurology and critical care, I understand the importance of taking a multidisciplinary approach to treating patients in the ICU and strive to implement this collaborative approach to patient care in the pediatric neurointensive care unit.  I am particularly interested in incorporating multimodal neuromonitoring and neuroprotective strategies in the care of children with neurologic disease to help optimize brain recovery and improve outcomes for patients.  

Clinical Interests:

Neurocritical Care, Pediatric Neurology, Pediatric Critical Care

Research Interests:

Neurologic outcomes for children in the intensive care unit


Organization Name Role
American Academy of Pediatrics Member
Neurocritical Care Society Member
Society for Critical Care Medicine Member

Selected Publications

Moffett BS, Weingarten MM, Schmees LR, Galati M, Erklauer J, Riviello JJ. Fosphenytoin Population Pharmacokinetics in the Acutely Ill Pediatric Population.  Pediatric Critical Care Medicine 2018 Aug;19(8):748-754.

Erklauer J, Graf J, McPherson M, Anderson A, Wilfong A, Minard CG, Loftis L. Outcomes in Children Treated with Pentobarbital Infusion for Refractory and Super-Refractory Status Epilepticus.  Neurocritical Care 2018 Mar 26. 

Kitagawa MG, Ettinger N, Breen D, Erklauer J, Chang E, Herce H, King K, Naik S. Transmission of West Nile Virus Through a Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant.  Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Disease Society 2018 May 15;7(2):e52-e54.

Dillman NO, Messinger MM, Dinh KN, Placencia JL, Moffett BS, Guaman MC, Erklauer JC, Kaiser JR, Wilfong AA.  Evaluation of the Effects of Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation on Antiepileptic Drug Serum Concentrations in Pediatric Patients.  Journal of Pediatric Pharmacology and Therapeutics 2017 Sep-Oct;22(5):352-357. 

Erklauer, J. Thrombolytic Therapy: tPA-Induced Bleeding. In: Teruya, J, ed. Management of Bleeding Patients. Switzerland: Springer International Publishing; 2016.

Lee J, Owens J, Zeller R, Lotze T.  Neurology. In: Lowry AW, Nag PK, Bhakta KY, eds. Texas Children's Hospital Handbook of Pediatrics and Neonatology. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill Professional Inc; 2011.

Lee J, Riviello JJ.  Education of the child neurologist: pediatric neurocritical care.  Seminars in Pediatric Neurology 2011 Jun; 18(2):128-130.